Gary Lineker praises Rangers boss Mark Warburton

Gary Lineker in the stands

Rangers have been superb under Mark Warburton - and he's been praised by Gary Lineker.

Gary Lineker in the standsGary Lineker in the stands

Former England striker and current Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Mark Warburton has 'done a great job' at Rangers.

Rangers moved to appoint Warburton as Stuart McCall's replacement last summer, after he had been allowed to leave English Championship club Brentford.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophyRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

A former city trader, Warburton has moved into coaching and management with exceptional results. 2014 saw him guide Brentford to promotion from League One, whilst he took the Bees to the Championship play-offs in 2015.

This year, Warburton has won the Scottish Championship title and the Petrofac Training Cup with Rangers, coming a whisker away from a domestic treble in his debut season at Ibrox having lost the Scottish Cup final with Hibernian.

Gary LinekerGary Lineker

Now heading to the Premiership to take on Celtic, Warburton has been receiving plaudits throughout the campaign - and you can now add Gary Lineker to his long list of admirers.

Ex-England striker and current Match of the Day host Lineker has been speaking to The Scottish Sun about the situation in Scottish football right now, and believes Warburton has 'done a great job' at Ibrox, with Rangers finally on their way back to where they belong.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates

Lineker added that Scottish football needs a strong Celtic and Rangers rivalry to flourish, and that has been seen already this summer with Celtic appointing ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and Rangers signing midfielder Joey Barton - two big names. 

"Mark Warburton has done a great job and, let’s face it, Scottish football needs that rivalry between Celtic and Rangers," said Lineker. They are on the way back and clearly doing well," he added.

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